Death Cafe profile for Vera Kravchenko
About Vera Kravchenko:
I'm Ukrainian, I'm 33. I'm an English teacher and a therapist, I speak Russian, Ukrainian and English. I'm in a relationship. I've got a dog and cat.
What brings you to Death Cafe?
17 years a smoker, I recently quit. And an effect of that was to start talking about death and loss. I shared this with my FB audience, and a friend from Moscow showed me the way to Death Cafe.
What would you like your legacy to be?
Significantly better communication between people.
Thoughts for sharing:
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Vera Kravchenko's posts on the Death Cafe website
With Vera Kravchenko
Jan. 12, 2019, 11.45 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. (KYIV)
My father's sudden death and my mum's suicide thereafter transformed me in awesome ways. I believe that talking about death is beneficial to our physical, mental health and ...
We held the first Death Cafe in Kyiv for a party of 7 guests. It was a fun, emotional, thought-provoking event.
We spoke about:
- contemporary death culture in Ukrainian society and families. The phenomenon of silence, surrounding the issue
- fear of loss vs. fear of death
- end of life choices
- losing people, losing animals, love and loss
- rituals and traditions of death
We laughed a lot, cried a little and chowed on chocolate cake.
With Vera Kravchenko, Lyubov Vorobyova
Dec. 15, 2018, 11.45 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. (UTC+02:00 )
We feel very excited to have found this movement! Kyiv is an amazing place to live - it still smells very Soviet, but awareness is on the rise - we'd love ...